Here come the humanoid robots

July 15, 2023
July 15, 2023 Hal Jordan

Here come the humanoid robots

Robots have been featured in numerous legends and science fiction stories, going back to the ancient world. Engineers have built robots, some humanoid, with varying degrees of complexity since then. In recent years, the number of humanoid robots has increased rapidly. Let’s look at some of them.

Honda’s Asimo was one of the first modern humanoid robots. Introduced in the year 2000, it weighed 286 pounds.

Atlas, from Boston Dynamics, is a research and development project and there are no plans to commercialize it.

Digit, from Agility Robotics, is the only commercially-available humanoid robot.

Neo, from 1X Technologies, may be the company’s wheeled Eve robot adapted to bipedal locomotion.

Phoenix, from the Canadian company, is targeted for release in bipedal form in late 2023.

Apptronik has been developing humanoid exoskeletons for the US military. It has announced that its Apollo humanoid robot will be released in the late summer of 2023.

The well-funded company Figure AI is hinting at a launch of its Figure 01 robot in late 2023.

Tesla’s humanoid robot, named Optimus, is not for sale yet but its price was announced to be $20,000. Tesla anticipates a 2027 release.

Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is also hinting at a 2023 release for its humanoid robot, CyberOne.

Fourier Intelligence is working on a first-generation humanoid robot called GR-1.

Five companies have announced that their humanoid robots will be released this year. Which one will you buy?


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